Bring your lounge room to life with a cowhide ottoman
Every now and then it’s nice to be able to give your lounge room a bit of a lift without having to redecorate the whole room. An accent piece of furniture is often the best and easiest way to give your room that change. Not only does this save time and money it’s also a lot easier. The biggest problem is deciding what piece of furniture you want. One type of accent furniture that is getting more popular in Australia but at the same time is still relatively unusual is furniture covered with cowhide. This is one of the easiest ways to decorate a room using cowhide. A piece of furniture that fits the bill for providing accent, highlight and ease is a cowhide ottoman.
If you want to give your room a western feel then cowhide furniture is the best thing you can choose. Cowhides have a natural warmth and definitely stand out but at the same time they are not ostentatious. The natural finish of the hide looks at home in many settings, not just a western-themed room.
An advantage of cowhide furniture is that each hide is unique. So when you buy an ottoman, a rug or chair that is covered with a cowhide there will not be another like it anywhere. This means even if your friends have a cowhide rug or a cowhide ottoman, it will not look the same as yours.
Since cowhides are relatively uncommon, they certainly provide a talking point with your friends. How many homes have you been to where there is a hide on the floor or covering a piece of furniture? Not many I suspect.
But cowhide is also very practical as it is extremely hard-wearing. It is able to withstand the toughest use so if you have teenagers or young children in the house your cowhide is going to be able to survive even these rigourous tests. They are durable beyond belief. So not only will you have a fantastic looking piece in your room it will be a smart expense too as it will give you years of reliable service.
However, don’t get the idea that a hide is rough and unpleasant to touch; far from it. In fact one of the best ways to appreciate a cowhide is to run your fingers or toes over it. It feels smooth and because it is natural, it gives a warmth and comfort too.
Cowhide is not available in many shops. The suppliers tend to be specialists in hides and other unusual fabrics. This makes it difficult to grasp the full effect and fabulous colours of the furniture. Possibly the best way to get to know about cowhides is to look online.
There are some specialist retailers where you can see cowhide furniture online. They offer a range of different types and applications of cowhides. These range from rugs to chairs and increasingly popular are ottomans.
In fact a cowhide ottoman can fulfill many different uses. It gives you that wonderful piece of accent furniture which will bring your room alive. But it is also very easy to manoeuvre to a different place if you want. And on top of that, it can give a place to put your feet up or if you choose a box-type ottoman, you can store whatever you want in it hidden away keeping you room tidy.
Click here to see some examples of cowhide furniture.